[Wine] what is winetricks?

Douglas A. Whitfield whitdoug at email.unc.edu
Sat Jan 5 21:08:08 CST 2008

Awesome, that was helpful...except that now I get

Usage: ./winetricks.sh [options] package [package] ...
This script can help you prepare your system for Windows applications
that mistakenly assume all users' systems have all the needed
redistributable runtime libraries or fonts.
Some options require the Linux 'cabextract' program.

 -q         quiet.  You must have already agreed to the EULAs.
 -v         Verbose
 art2kmin   Access 2000 runtime.  License required!
 cc580      Install native common controls 5.80, override comctl32
 corefonts  Install MS Times, Arial fonts
 dcom98     Install native DCOM, override the Wine implementation
 gdiplus    Install gdiplus.dll from pp viewer (got a better idea?)
 gecko      Install the HTML rendering Engine (Mozilla)
 jet40      Install Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8
 liberation Install Red Hat's Liberation fonts (Sans, Serif, Mono)
 mdac27     MDAC 2.7: Microsoft ODBC drivers, etc.
 mdac28     MDAC 2.8.
 mono11     mono 1.1.13-gtksharp-2.8.2 (deprecated, use 1.2)
 mono12     mono mono-
 msi2       Microsoft Installer 2.0
 msxml3     (Note: install a bit squidgy; see
 msxml4     (Note: installing this requires fake c: to be named harddrive1!)
 pdh        Install pdh.dll (Performance Data Helper)
 tahoma     Install MS Tahoma font (not part of corefonts)
 vbvm50     Visual Basic 5 runtime
 vbrun60    Visual Basic 6 runtime
 vcrun6     vc6redist from VS6sp4, including mfc42
 vcrun2005  Visual C++ 2005 redistributable libraries
 wsh51      Windows Scripting Host 5.1
 wsh56      Windows Scripting Host 5.6 (install vcrun6 first)
 wsh56js    Windows scripting 5.6, jscript only, no cscript
 wsh56vb    Windows scripting 5.6, vbscript only, no cscript
 fakeie6      Set registry to claim IE6sp1 is installed
 native_mdac  Override odbc32 and odbccp32
 winver=win98 Set windows version to win98
 winver=winxp Set windows version to winxp
 winver=      Set windows version to default (win2k)
 volnum      Rename drive_c to harddiskvolume0 (needed by some installers)

I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy.  I know what to do with the -q and the -v, but
I don't understand what all this other stuff is.  Thanks!

On Jan 5, 2008 9:19 PM, Jérôme Gardou <jgardou at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Le Sunday 06 January 2008 02:54:11 James McKenzie, vous avez écrit:
> > Douglas A. Whitfield wrote:
> > > I tried running the winetricks bash script, but it always makes my
> > > terminal disappear.  What's going on?
> >
> > Which Operating System are you using?  I have no problems running the
> > most recent winetricks on Mac OS X 10.4.11 in a terminal window.  I use
> > ./ to run it and it always returns to the command line.
> >
> > James McKenzie
> >
> >
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> Yes the better thing to do would be :
> open a terminal
> cd /where/you/downloaded/the/script
> chmod +x winetricks
> ./winetricks
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